UC Browser

UC Browser

Web site: www.ucweb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Android, aPad, Blackberry, iOS, Java, Symbian, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: J2ME
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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UC Browser – a free web browser for smartphone devices with fast download, data saving, ad-block functionality, and helps you access music, video, cricket information with smooth experience. Customized cricket feature is available on UC Browser. You can also check your train status, train ticket booking, seat availability, and other train enquiry on UC Browser.

The browser uses the data acceleration and compression technology. It uses proxy servers to compress and render web page data before sending it to users. This process speeds up the loading of websites. The browser can adapt to certain network environments and support the download of many files. In addition, the UC browser has HTML5 applications and cloud synchronization features. It has a “quick download” function, which increases the download speed using the multi-threading technique.

UC Browser is developed by the Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb, which is in turn owned by the Alibaba Group.

JDownloader

JDownloader

Web site: jdownloader.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: 2008 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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JDownloader (now: JDownloader 2) – a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It’s an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your valuable time every day.

Key features are:
– simultaneous downloading of multiple files
– limiting transfer
– configuration of Premium accounts
– Captcha security recognition
– automatic unpacking of archives after downloading
– disabling the system after downloading, etc.

Among the interesting features, it is also worth to mention the Link Collector. This module monitors the system clipboard on a current basis and saves all URLs leading to files. Then the user can choose which one he intends to download. In addition, the program can be integrated with the Firefox browser thanks to the FlashGot extension.

JDownloader run under Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac, etc., and other platforms which support Java 1.5 or higher.

JFtp

JFtp

Web site: j-ftp.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Cross platform
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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JFtp – a graphical network browser. It supports various types of connections like FTP, SMB, SFTP, NFS, HTTP and local ones, has a nice Swing GUI, lots of features and can be started & (auto)updated using Java Web Start in any browser.

JFTP integrates the most widely used and widely accepted security mechanism, SSL (Secured Sockets Layer), to securely transfer your business critical and sensitive data. JFTP is written entirely in Java, meaning, it can run on a wide variety of platforms (Unix-like, Linux, BSD, Windows, Solaris, OS X, etc.).

It supports FTP using its own FTP API and various other protocols like SMB, SFTP, NFS, HTTP, and file I/O using third party APIs, includes many advanced features such as recursive directory up/download, browsing FTP servers while transferring files, FTP resuming and queueing, browsing the LAN for Windows shares, and more.

You can also have more than one connection open at a time in a mozilla-style tabbed browsing environment.
The FTP API is separated from the GUI and can also be used in third-party applications.

It should ideally be launched in a Web browser via Java Web Start (contained by the Java 1.6+ plugin), but can also be started locally.

JFtp is free and distributed under the GNU public license. The API is dual licensed, you may use it under the GPL in your project or negotiate with me about a commercial license.

The project developer is David Hansmann.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Web site: www.google.com/chrome/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: EULA, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Asembler, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
First release: September 2, 2008
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Google Chrome – a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way. It’s quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications lightning fast. Chrome’s browser window is streamlined, clean and simple.

Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure you have all the latest security fixes, and more. Chrome puts you in control of your private information while helping protect the information you share when you’re online. By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen.

Google releases the majority of Chrome’s source code as the Chromium open-source project; however, Chrome itself is a proprietary software.

It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS operating systems. The Google Chrome browser takes a sandboxing-based approach to Web security. Each open website runs as its own process, which helps prevent malicious code on one page from affecting others (or the computer operating system at large). The browser also supports Web standards such as HTML5 and cascading style sheets (CSS).

Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.

RSSOwl

RSSOwl

Web site: www.rssowl.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: December 19, 2004
Status: Not Active
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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RSSOwl – a powerful application to organize, search and read your RSS, RDF & Atom news feeds in a comfortable way. Highlights are saved searches, google reader sync, notifications, filters, fast fulltext search and a flexible, clean user interface. It is written in Java and built on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform which uses SWT as a widget toolkit.

Features:
– Free – You can download and use RSSOwl for free without limitations
– Cross Platform – RSSOwl can be used on all major platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
– News Filter – Automate common actions on news items based on powerful search conditions
– Instant Search – Never miss a news anymore with RSSOwl’s powerful search engine
– Saved Searches – Searches can be saved and used like feeds
– Notifications – Be notified on news you care about most
– News Bins – Store news you think are worth keeping inside news bins
– Labels – Use Labels to associate keywords with news entries
– Supports plugins
– Import – Can import saved chanels from OPML
– Export – Can export of news to PDF, RTF and HTML
– Supports keyboard shortcuts
– Can work through a proxy

The project developer is Benjamin Pasero.

Chromium

Chromium

Web site: www.chromium.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: BSD, GPL, LGPL, MIT, MPL, MS-PL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
First release: September 2, 2008
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Chromium – an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Google’s browser Chrome is built from the Chromium source code and the Chromium releases appear essentially similar to recent releases of Google Chrome, bypassing specific additions from Google, the most notable among them are: Google brand, automatic update mechanism, licensing terms, usage tracking, built-in PDF reader and integration with Flash Player. Chromium uses the WebKit engine.

Chromium (Latin: chromium) is the name given to the open-source project and the browser source code released and maintained by the Chromium Project, which is headed by Google developers, with input from community developers. Google’s intention was, as stated in the technical documentation, that Chromium be the name of an open source project and the name of the final product was Chrome. However, other developers have taken the Chromium source code and released versions under the name Chromium.

A part of Chromium, which was authored by Google is released under the BSD license, with other parts subject to other open licenses, including: X11, LGPL, Ms-PL and the three-way license MPL/GPL/LGPL.

Many developers have compiled Chromium’s open source code and made own versions of the web browser under new names, such as: CoolNovo, Comodo Dragon, Flock, Opera, Iron, Min, Rockmelt, SlimJet, Vivaldi.

Orbot

Orbot

Web site: guardianproject.info/apps/orbot/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Network Others
Platform: Android
License: 3-clause BSD license
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: October 1, 2008
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Orbot – a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world.

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Orbot creates a truly private mobile internet connection.

This tool is used to keep the communications of users anonymized and hidden from governments and third parties that might be monitoring their internet traffic.

Features:
– private web surfing
– private chat messaging
– privacy on Twitter
– privacy for apps
– universal mode
– open-source

Orbot can be configured to transparently proxy all of your Internet traffic through Tor. You can also choose which specific apps you want to use through Tor.

Vuze

Vuze

Web site: www.vuze.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: p2p Clients
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: June 2003
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Vuze (previously: Azureus) – a BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine.

Although it is a complete bittorrent downloader, the Vuze program maintains a lightweight footprint, doesn’t slow your computer down, and quickly downloads torrents. The Vuze torrent downloader for Windows or Mac makes it easy for you to find torrents online, whether you are downloading torrents from a tracker site, from a friend via magnet links, or anywhere else on the web.

The built-in Vuze torrent download manager lets you view the status of each of your bittorrent downloads. Once your downloaded torrents are finished Vuze makes it straightforward and simple to watch and listen to the content you downloaded. Vuze simply covers anything you’ll run into when downloading bittorrent torrents.

Vuze includes built-in support for Tor, an anonymity network. The onion routers are run by volunteers using their own bandwidth at their own cost. It also includes I2P support via an official plugin.